Originating from Italy, this Piccantino pizza is a very tasty pizza worth trying at home.
Baked well, the below pizza gives an enticing taste, matched with a extensive smell to delight you.
Use your time to get the best toppings and add them to a fantastic crust for your family to take part in a out of this world pizza meal.
In the mood for a pizza using a Tomato sauce? Then keep scrolling for this recipe.
Pizza is a delicious food all around the world, but have you ever thought about branching out and trying different types of pizza from different cultures? Each country has their own unique take on pizza that offers a distinct flavor and texture.
For example, Neapolitan pizza from Italy is known for its soft and chewy crust while Greek pizza is known for its crispy crust and toppings like feta cheese and olives. You can try pizza from India, Japan, or even Mexico, which all have their own unique toppings and flavors.
Trying different types of pizza from around the world is a great way to expand your palate and discover new flavor combinations you may not have tried before. So next time you’re craving pizza, why not try something new and explore different types of pizza from around the world? It’s a fun and delicious way to broaden your horizons.
Pizza in Italy
A Naples invention, Pizza originated in Italy in the 1700’s, and they know how to craft the perfect pizza. Naples is the most famous location for pizza in the entire world, and you can still visit the world’s oldest pizzeria, the stunning Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Italy here.
Piccantino Pizza Recipe
Here’s a recipe for a delicious home baked Piccantino Pizza that you can make in your backyard pizza oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Piccantino Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so add more or less, if required.
Simple Pizza dough
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Piccantino Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Salame Piccantino
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Piccantino Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You purchase a premade pizza base at your local store, or if you have time, make your own homemade dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using your hands or spatula, gently combine the flour mixture until smooth. Then turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead for roughly five minutes.
- Place the dough mixture in to an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has at least risen to double in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Want to take your pizza game to the next level? Try making your own sauce using the easy steps we’ve provided. But, if you’re not in the mood to cook, you can always purchase sauce at your local market.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
You can make the sauce the day before and refrigerate to save time.
Preparing Piccantino Pizza
Turn your oven on to 450-500 degrees or more and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Spread out the dough in a rough circle, on a floured board or surface.
If you are using a baking pan, then create the pizza in that.
Open the sauce container, and start to spread the Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce around the whole base, taking care to leave a gap at edges.
Add the ingredients in size order, from large to small.
Cheese gets added last.
The toppings to add to this pizza are;
- Salame Piccantino
I find this pizza mouthwatering on its own, or why not with other pizzas as well?
Put the Piccantino pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
In 10 minutes, open oven door and check.
The pizza should take roughly 15 minutes to cook, adjust time to cook to personal taste.
Fresh Mozzarella is typically white, however when seasoned it can change to light yellow, depending on the animal’s diet. Due to its high moisture content, it is traditionally served the day after it is made, however it can be kept in brine for a week, or even longer if packaged well.
Mozzarella was first cited in an Italian cookbook in 1570. Nowadays, Mozzarella can be twisted to form a plait, and called Treccia. You can also buy it as a smoked cheese, called Affumicata.
When making Piccantino Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
Good quality metal or plastic bench scrapers make it so much esier to both cut your dough, and scrape your bench. I prefer plastic to avoid scratching my bench.
Pizza making is all about precision, so having a full set of both wet and dry measuring cups on hand is critical. It is so important when making pizza dough to accurately measure all your ingredients.
Pizza making is all about precision. Having a set of both dry and wet measuring cups on hand is vital to accurately measure all your ingredients.
Salame Piccantino is an Italian-style cured meat that has become increasingly popular as a pizza topping. This spicy mix of pork and spices adds a kick to any pizza, and it’s a favorite among many pizza lovers.
Salame Piccantino is made with quality pork sourced from the Abruzzo region in Italy, and it’s seasoned with paprika, chilli flakes, garlic powder and other herbs for a unique flavor profile. It provides the perfect combination of spice and saltiness to enhance any pizza recipe.
Have leftover pizza? Here’s what to do.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Keen on seeing more than Piccantino pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Below we’ve compiled the most common pizza making questions and provided expert answers. Are you looking for how to make awesome pizza at home? Please read on!
How hot are pizza ovens?
Pizza ovens can easily reach 700-850 degrees farenheit, and can get to 1000 degrees without too much trouble. This is far hotter than your typical electric or gas kitchen oven.
How many people does a large pizza feed?
The average person eats somewhere between 2-4 pizza slices, and with most large pizzas having 8-12 slices, it means an average of 3 adults could be fed. Add a salad or garlic bread for variety.
How to heat up pizza in the oven?
To heat up pizza in the oven, see the instructions above under ‘Method’.
Have you made Piccantino Pizza?
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